The City of New York, also known as New York City (NYC), or simply New York (NY) got its name in 1664 after the Duke of York, who later became King James II of England. Having previously been named New Amsterdam during Dutch settlement, it was originally home to the native Iroquois tribes.
The City of New York is the most populous city in the USA. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.
The City of New York is home to over 120 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, ranked among the top universities in the world. To explore some of New York’s colleges and universities, click on the university names below, or visit our ‘Study in the United States’ page.
The Netherlands has the largest range of English language programmes in Europe. Almost every university has an English version of any programmes taught in Dutch. Lecturers are usually bilingual and can interact with English-speaking students easily. Additionally, more than 70% of the Dutch population speaks English making international students feel at home while they study in the country. Students interested in studying in English in Amsterdam, the Netherlands will need to be able to show proof of English proficiency. To receive an English language certificate like the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), four parts of the language are tested, including: reading, listening, speaking and writing. For more information on IELTS, or TOEFL, click here.
Amsterdam is both a city filled with tourists, international students and people from all backgrounds. The Dutch are open-minded and quite direct, making it easy to make contact with Dutch people and exchange ideas, making international students feel welcomed. Because Dutch universities offer many English-taught programmes, there are lot of courses to choose and professors and classmates have no trouble communicating in both languages.
Amsterdam is famous for its canals, beautiful houses, 'coffee' shops and Red Light District, but there's plenty more to this liberal city than most visitors realise. Most visitors will quickly notice the abundance of bicycles in Amsterdam – this is due to its high car insurance rates and flat landscape, making bicycling the ideal form of transit. When studying in Amsterdam, make sure to try their famous Dutch Herring, Stroopwaffels, Bitterballen and Dutch cheese (Kaas).
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